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Taskmaster is a British comedy gameshow, now two episodes into the second series on Dave. The hilarious gameshow is hosted by funnyman Greg Davies (Man Down, The Inbetweeners) and involves a group of celebrities competing against each other in a series of tasks to be crowned the Taskmaster champion. This series celebrities include: Joe Wilkinson, Jon Richardson, Doc Brown, Richard Osman and Katherine Ryan.

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The first episode premiered on June 21st at 10:00pm on Dave and sees the celebrities attempting to complete tasks such as carrying three exercise balls up a steep hill and balancing them on a yoga mat, packing for a holiday as fast as they can and trying to find out a series of facts about a Swedish person who isn’t allowed to speak English to them.

This episode is extremely funny and very amusing to watch, whether it be watching the group of celebrities try and complete their tasks or watching them all sit down to discuss their challenges, it will most certainly have you laughing throughout. The group of celebrities are all extremely funny and engage brilliantly together, throwing light-hearted insults at each other, mocking each other for their sometimes failed attempts and just generally working and engaging with each other to produce top-class humour, you simply just can’t not laugh!

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The most recent episode, which was aired on June 28th at 10:00pm on Dave continues the competition as the celebrities dive into the next set of challenges. This week’s challenges include: eating an egg the fastest, making a video for a nursery rhyme and taking a picture of an inanimate object that looks like them. Again, the second episode certainly doesn’t fall short of the first, it is extremely funny and the comedy continues to grow stronger as the celebrities visibly feel more comfortable with each other.

Overall, the two episodes so far of Taskmaster have been extremely funny, the concept of the gameshow is brilliant, it’s so stupid, it’s hilarious and the celebrities on this series are just brilliant, they’re all very clever, sharp and witty comedians that work extremely well together, with Greg Davies leading the show’s antics, he gives a brilliant comedic edge to the show, as do all the comedians, which makes the show so funny- a definite must watch for any comedy fans!

4/5

 

Dir: Andy Devonshire

Scr: Alex Horne

Cast: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Joe Wilkinson, Jon Richardson, Katherine Ryan, Doc Brown, Richard Osman

Prd: Andy Cartwright, Alex Horne

Year: 2016

Run time: 60 Minutes

 

Taskmaster is on Dave at 10:00pm on Tuesdays.